Whistleblowing occurs when an employee or worker raises a concern about wrongdoing within an organisation, namely: a dangerous or illegal practice which affects others, such as the general public. This is called ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’. Here we cover how whistleblowers are legally protected. You'll also find information on the whistleblower helpline - a free confidential helpline, exclusive to CIPD members, in partnership with Public Concern at Work, which aims to provide support with whistleblowing at work.

Helpline

Whistleblower helpline

We're partnering with Public Concern at Work (PCaW), the whistleblowing charity and leading authority in the field, to offer a helpline to provide confidential advice to Irish members with whistleblowing dilemmas at work

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Guidance

Factsheets

Whistleblowing

Summarises the main points of the new whistleblowing regime for Ireland set out in the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

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